Not about fairness
I agree with everything you wrote in the column except the last sentence could be more clear and specific. You wrote "with unemployment, war, mind-boggling debt and the energy crisis, don't US policy makers have better things to do?" The issues noted with abstinence, birth control, abortion, ... comprise the "war on women by one political party and that happens to be the Republican Party. Democrats have other issues, but they are not waging a war on these issues.
The last sentence would be better phrased as "with unemployment, war, mind-boggling debt and the energy crisis, doesn't the Republican Party have better things to do?"
I realize journalists like to "play fair," however, this is not about fairness, it is about the truth, which is something we don't see in the media very often.
Keep on writing, you bring up good topics that need discussion.